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AMY SANTIAGO Labrador Retriever Mix Redmond, WA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large


Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Some requirements: needs another large dog in the home and someone with experience with shy, large breed dogs.

NAME: Amy Santiago

AGE/GENDER: Estimated 7.20.20, Female

BREED: Labrador Retriever mix

TEMPERAMENT: Shy, nervous, sweet, playful with other dogs

WEIGHT: 60ish pounds

HOUSE TRAINING: Good! Amy is housebroken as long as she is allowed out appropriately.

CRATE TRAINING: She is crate trained and does well in her crate.

OTHER DOGS: Good! She requires another dog in the home for her emotional well- being. She can tend to be dominant with other dogs, so an easygoing/ noncompetetive male would be the best match for her.

CATS: Probably not.

CHILDREN: Best in a home without children due to her shyness and lack of socialization.


HEALTH: Amy Santiago is healthy! She is spayed, microchipped, flea treated, vaccinated, and dewormed. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs.

HISTORY: Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to find her a great forever family and that is exactly what we plan to do!


Amy came to us as a young dog. She was part of an unwanted litter and raised in a country setting with her brother and sister (both of whom have been adopted and their families adore them!), so did not initially meet many people and hasn't seen much of the world beyond that one property. As a result she's struggled with her shyness and socialization.

This can be fixed and Amy can grow into a more confident dog, but she requires assistance both from another dog and from a patient person. The dog in your home should be friendly and outgoing so they can help show Amy the world is not a scary place. Amy loves to play with other dogs and learns to trust and love her people in time, with baby steps. She is not aggressive as she will tend to flee when confronted, but if not given that space/ opportunity, she could panic.

Amy Santiago is a very sweet girl who bonds to her immediate circle of people; however, she is wary of strangers and it will be an ongoing process of socialization for her to overcome. She is a bit more leery of men than women, so she may avoid men while bonding with the females in the home. It will be important, however, to counterbalance that with specific efforts on any male's part.

She is initially fearful and uncertain in new environments, so is not really the type to be out and about with you at breweries, dog parks, etc. She does need walks in the neighborhood to increase her confidence and when she's ready and truly trusts you, you can slowly tackle new environments.

In her comfort zone, she is silly and sweet and has a lot of potential with the right, patient family and you will see all the great things we do. She loves her people and is the most faithful companion. So happy, and greets you with a wagging tail. Adopting her may require a couple of meetings to become oriented with her so she understands and expects what is coming next...hopefully, moving into your home as a new furry friend for you and your dog!

All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog's particular needs.

Welcome to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization that is run entirely by volunteers. Motley Zoo does not have a brick and mortar shelter location. Instead, all our rescue animals are cared for in private foster homes where the animals receive one-on-one care and attention in a home environment until permanent placement is found. Please email and request an adoption application and we will work toward approving you as an adopter with our rescue so that we can set a time for you to meet!

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